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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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Jazz guitarist Joshua Breakstone breaks new ground with his towering disc, 'A Jamais.' Joshua is a virtuoso of inventiveideas, and rhythmic attack, as he & his trio interpr…
It's like listening to a superb clinic on latino music giving by the great Johnny Mandel. Producer Marco Figueira has rallied his troops, giving us a strong example of soli…
Hard bebop with a latino flair!!........Jazz pianist Glauco, & his very tight trio explore a few of the jazz idiom categories, i.e. bop, latin, avant-garde etc. We are imme…
Vocalist Lisa Marinacci's new CD, with guitarist Joe Negri: Passionate, warm, fiery, amorous, sympathico, tender, demonstrative, pleasing, robust, whimsical, amusing, fanci…
Vocalist Kerry Linder get right down to business with her new disc. I particularly like her latin renditions which communicate the interpretation of her renderings in a sta…
Remaining true to his Brazilian roots (ala the ethos of Jobim, Bonfa, et al)........Mariano massages us with his sensuous& magical guitar artistry.......Taking us on a virt…
You just never know where you'll find jazz. Tim Harrison's jazzgroup glean their version of jazz from famed poetess Emily Dickinson. This offers their vocalist Dee McMillen…
God, Leonie Smith sings as beautifully as she looks. The frosting: She interprets her renderings with authority as well. Smith offersus a varied & eclectic set of covers, a…
The where-with-all, & multi-facet-ted-ness of Mintzer & Brecker are legendary. And, if you want a CD jazz project to sound like aCD jazz project, both Randy & Bob are easy …
It doesn't get any 'hotter' than Shawnn Monteiro-vocals, Clark Terry-trumpet & flugel, Jimmy Woods-bass, John Harrison-piano, & Jimmy Cobb-drums. The chatter filled 'blues'…